The cast of King Kong became obsessed with telescopes while filming KING KONG in New Zealand, so they could spy on each other.
Black recalls, "Thomas got a telescope and he was calling me, saying, 'I can see you. You're wearing a green shirt.' I went, 'Holy crap!' So I went and bought a telescope too.
"I could see all around the city and I could see into (director) PETER (JACKSON) and (wife) FRAN's backyard. I could actually see what was on their computer screen saver. There were photographs from the movie changing every 30 seconds. It was cool."